Burundi at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Burundi at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Burundi.svg
IOC code BDI
NOC Comité National Olympique du Burundi
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 9 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Olivier Irabaruta[1]
Medals
Ranked 69th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Burundi at the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

Burundi competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's sixth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Burundi Olympic Committee French: Comité National Olympique du Burundi) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games. A total of nine athletes, five men and four women, were selected to the Burundian team across three different sports, with nearly half of them having previously competed at London 2012.[2] Among the Burundian athletes on the team were world indoor champion Francine Niyonsaba, second-place finalist in the women's 800 metres, marathoner Diane Nukuri, and long-distance runner Olivier Irabaruta, who became the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Burundi left Rio de Janeiro with its first Olympic medal since the nation's debut in 1996. It was awarded to Niyonsaba, who rebounded from an out-of-podium feat back in London to end Burundi's 20-year drought with a silver in her pet event.[3][4]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Francine Niyonsaba Athletics Women's 800 metres 20 August

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Burundian athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[5][6]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Antoine Gakeme 800 m 1:47.46 6 Did not advance
Olivier Irabaruta 5000 m 13:44.08 17 N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 28:32.75 27
Pierre-Célestin Nihorimbere Marathon N/A 2:29:38 115
Abraham Niyonkuru N/A DNF
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Francine Niyonsaba 800 m 1:59.84 1 Q 1:59.59 2 Q 1:56.49 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Diane Nukuri 10000 m N/A 31:28.69 NR 13

Judo[edit]

Burundi received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a judoka competing in the women's half-lightweight category (52 kg) to the Olympics.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Antoinette Gasongo Women's −52 kg  Ramos (POR)
L 000–102
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Burundi received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[7][8][9]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Billy-Scott Irakose Men's 50 m freestyle 26.36 66 Did not advance
Elsie Uwamahoro Women's 50 m freestyle 33.70 80 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Burundi : Une 1ère – 9 athlètes burundais qualifiés Jeux Olympiques de Rio" [Burundi: 9 Burundian athletes qualified for the Rio Olympics] (in French). Burundi Africa Generation. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Caster Semenya clinches 800m gold, but easy win stokes complex gender debate". Firstpost. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Goodman, Eric (20 August 2016). "Caster Semenya wins 800m in convincing fashion". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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